AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
RX Vega 56 RTX 2060 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Price $ 269.0 $ 349.0 80 (30%)
Year 2017 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 72C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 45.6dB 9.6 (17%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 500W 60 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 101.4 FPS 115.0 FPS 13.6 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 75.4 FPS 80.0 FPS 4.6 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 44.2 FPS 46.6 FPS 2.4 (5%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 3.0 0.9 (23%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.3 $ 4.4 0.9 (17%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.0 $ 7.5 1.5 (17%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 87/100 6 (7%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX Vega 56 to RTX 2060 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
116.6
108
120.0
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
62
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
99.1
91
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
115
127.8
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
51
56.9
2019 World War Z
111
124.0
103
115.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
116
129.2
115
128.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
56.2
48
54.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
76.3
82
91.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
85.7
77
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
80
89.0
99
111.1
2018 Fallout 76
91
101.7
125
139.8
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.5
97
108.8
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
79
87.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.1
85
94.6
2018 Battlefield V
110
123.1
103
114.6
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.9
105
117.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
61
68.4
79
87.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
70
78.7
2017 Destiny 2
113
126.2
135
150.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.0
83
92.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
80
89.0
100
111.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
125
138.9
2017 For Honor
126
140.7
145
162.1
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.7
103
114.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
125
139.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
69
77.5
63
71.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
77.9
76
85.5
2016 Doom
162
180.3
153
171.0
2016 F1 2016
95
106.0
107
119.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
97.9
96
107.4
2016 Battlefield 1
120
133.5
122
135.9
2016 Overwatch
124
138.0
156
173.5
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.7
75
83.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.6
96
107.3
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
486
540.2
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.9
134
149.7
2015 Project CARS
98
109.1
113
125.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
184
204.8
193
215.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.7
333
370.4
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
625
694.6

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
86.9
72
91.0
2019 Anthem
42
53.6
44
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
76.9
63
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.9
68
86.0
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
35
44.3
2019 World War Z
72
90.5
67
84.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
81.5
57
71.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
36.1
34
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43
54.2
48
60.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
57.2
43
54.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
60
75.1
71
89.3
2018 Fallout 76
69
86.9
72
90.4
2018 Hitman 2
41
51.9
54
68.4
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
49
61.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
57.4
50
63.1
2018 Battlefield V
72
91.1
69
87.1
2017 Dawn of War III
71
89.4
61
76.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
61.0
49
62.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
51.9
47
59.5
2017 Destiny 2
86
108.1
98
123.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.2
53
67.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
57.8
55
69.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
76
95.5
2017 For Honor
65
82.1
72
90.1
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.3
61
77.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.1
95
119.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
52.5
37
46.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
64.3
52
65.4
2016 Doom
99
124.9
89
111.4
2016 F1 2016
76
95.2
71
89.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
58
72.6
59
74.9
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.3
77
96.7
2016 Overwatch
75
94.9
91
114.2
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.1
54
68.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
58.0
55
69.6
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
176
220.5
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
88
110.2
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
73
91.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.6
111
139.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.7
235
294.0
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
294
367.5

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
46.6
33
48.0
2019 Anthem
20
29.2
21
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
40.8
29
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.4
29
42.4
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.9
19
27.8
2019 World War Z
36
52.1
33
48.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
34.9
22
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.5
20
28.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
31.7
24
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
29.7
20
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
49.8
41
59.5
2018 Fallout 76
33
47.6
34
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.8
27
39.7
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
22
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
21
30.2
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.8
33
48.5
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.6
27
39.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
36.7
25
36.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
33.9
23
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
37
54.2
43
61.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.8
27
38.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.2
25
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
46
66.2
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
31
45.0
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.7
45
64.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63
91.4
70
100.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
27.5
17
24.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.1
38
54.5
2016 Doom
45
65.7
40
57.9
2016 F1 2016
42
60.0
38
55.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
41.4
29
42.0
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.6
36
52.1
2016 Overwatch
34
49.0
41
58.7
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
37
54.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.3
22
32.7
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
72
102.9
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.7
51
73.5
2015 Project CARS
41
58.7
45
64.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
61.5
45
64.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
185
264.6
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
102
147.0
RX Vega 56 vs RTX 2060 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs RTX 2060 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs RTX 2060 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX Vega 56 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the RX Vega 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 56 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the RTX 2060 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RTX 2060 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

RX Vega 56 vs RTX 2060 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W160 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
Boost Clock1474 MHz1680 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1365 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)GeForce 2000
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Jan 7, 2019

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.3
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Turing
Die Size510 mm²445 mm2
GPU NameVega 10TU106
Process Size14 nm12 nm
Transistors12,500 million10,800 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR6

Render Config

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
ROPs6448
Shading Units35841920
TMUs224120

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 RTX 2060
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)12,902 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS6,451 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)201.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s80.64 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s201.6 GTexel/s

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Guardfox 2 months ago
One problem here is that the 2060 is also using a newer and better CPU. That could make some difference in fps, not saying it's what. Is making the Vega 56 worse than the 2060. It would make the test more standardized if all else was equal.
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